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I was inspired recently when I went to an art gallery show
and saw some wonderful charcoal drawings. For so many of us, charcoal lessons
were part of our first explorations of art making, but to see these highly
finished charcoal drawing art pieces was a real treat.
The best of these works depicted the human form—there was a
charcoal figure drawing, a charcoal portrait drawing, and several other pieces.
You could tell the artist was fine-tuned to the gradation of light and dark. The
drawings truly captured the light effects of the scene, and the model's skin
seemed to glow.
This got me thinking that the nuances of value—and how wide
that spectrum can be from lightest light to darkest dark—are best explored in a
charcoal drawing lesson. Seeing a skilled artist conduct a charcoal drawing
demonstration will greatly help you work with value in any medium, and this is where
our free video, Charcoal Drawing Lessons:
Learn How to Draw Charcoal Art and Improve Your Charcoal Drawings, comes in.
In Charcoal Drawing
Lessons, you'll see how artist Chris Wynter takes the raw material of a
still life and transforms it with attention to the finer details of a charcoal
drawing. Wynter discusses charcoal drawing details such as the subtleties of
value, edges, and creating a path of light all of which he uses to create a
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on charcoal drawing.
He gives practical advice on when hard or soft charcoal is
appropriate—for me it's the latter all the way, because soft charcoal allows
you to pull back on value with ease. Wynter also delves into how he enhances
the surface of his charcoal drawing using erasers, cloths, and even his
fingers. Seeing him get in there and really refine his charcoal drawing gave me
a whole new impetus to explore this medium further and
see what it can teach me.
Take a look at Charcoal
Drawing Lessons: Learn How to Draw Charcoal Art and Improve Your Charcoal
Drawings, and see if you feel the same way. Enjoy!